We are in the final days leading up to All Hallows' Eve, and it is high time to line up our favorite spooky wines. These five will chill your spine, please the palette and are sure to spark the Halloween and wine-loving spirits in all of us.
From juicy Cabernet to lighter, easy-drinking Pinot Noir, this list runs the gamut of all your needs this weekend. Now, let's get on to the toe-curling part.
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Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Hailing from Paso Robles, Calif., this Cabernet Sauvignon is lush and succulent, just as it should be. The Cab is blended with a bit of Merlot and a splash of Syrah to make it easy drinking with plenty of complexity and a hint of spice. I vant to drink ze whole bottle!
Bone-Jolly Gamay Noir 2009
Boomshackalacka! This wine is soft, smooth and light, perfect for sipping through the evening. And look at those jolly ol' skeletons! How can anyone resist drinking wine with them on Halloween?
The Velvet Devil Merlot 2009
This wine was a grand hit at this year's Halloween bash. With "sweet chocolate and raspberry aromas and sweet tart berry flavors," this Merlot is "devilishly delicious and hard to put down!"
(Tasting notes courtesy of Astoria Wine & Spirits, where you can find this wine!)
Misfit Wine Co. "Brujeria" Red Wine 2008
Ahh, monster wine! What better way to scare the pants off your guests than with this amazing bottle? The in-your-face monster (reminds me a bit of one of the characters from Michael Jackson's Thriller) and deeply rich and complex black fruit are the perfect partners for this nightmare of a wine.
Ghost Pines Chardonnay Winemaker's Blend 2010
There is something about the eerie scene on the Ghost Pine Vineyards label that just lures you in on Halloween. Give in to the terrifying tempation. You'll find aromas of baked apple mixed with some cream and a hint of lemon. The toasty vanilla finish is, well, to die for.
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